If you’re a Southern Charm viewer, you know that pillow king Craig Conover doesn’t have the best luck in relationships. Or with women in general. His relationship with Naomie Olindo, while it seemed good at first, was just a mismatch. Craigy felt really put down in that relationship, and we know he’s a sensitive guy. Even though Naomi was probably valid that he needed some motivation. He came onto the show with a crush on Kathryn Dennis, prior to her getting involved with Thomas Ravenel, but that fizzled out quickly. It’s probably best they stay friends, or else that would be a whole new mess.
While Shep Rose and Austen Kroll have a reputation for being womanizers, Craig always seems like the third wheel who isn’t one for approaching girls with cheesy pickup lines. And coming into Season 7, he didn’t have to anymore. He introduced girlfriend Natalie Hegnauer to viewers, who he raved was into his cooking, his sewing and all the other little quirks we love about Craig. Sure, she might have had a history with Austen, but nobody really cares about that. Unless you’re Madison LeCroy.
In case you were wondering the last time I thought about Kim Zolciak-Biermann or anyone in her family, I can assure you it was a very long time ago. It’s true. I think about them never because they bring nothing to the table. Well, aside from the audacity.
Despite their show, Don’t Be Tardy, continuing to air on Bravo, they have all but fallen off the face of the earth. And with good reason. Kim doesn’t exactly do anything outside of post thirst traps to her Instagram. Oh and push her knock-off lip kits for KAB Cosmetics. And not pay her bills. Did they even wrap last season of Don’t Be Tardy? Did it get a proper finale? Not that it deserved it, just wondering. One day I saw a commercial for them driving around in an RV and the next, well, nothing. So how exactly is her show still on air?
Watch What Happens Live is seriously amazing this week. Last night we got a peak at what would happen if Real Housewives of New Jersey was actually Real Husbands of New Jersey. The show opened with hilarious taglines for Frank Catania, Joe Benigno, Bill Aydin, Evan Goldschneider, and Joe Gorga.
Every one of them spilled some tea, thanks to Andy Cohen’s ridiculously shady questions. For instance, Andy asked Frank when was the last time he and Dolores Catania had sex. Frank answered by taking a drink – indicating (to me at least) that it wasn’t too long ago. These guys were clearly having fun last night and definitely deserve a spinoff. Audience questions were good too, because one fan about Joe’s strained relationship with the Wakile’s.
The Real Housewives of New York returned to our TV screens this week, and a whole lot has changed this time around. Ramona Singer (with a new $80k smile) and Luann de Lesseps turned a new leaf and have become besties. Lu “accidentally” moved in across from her ex-husband Tom D’Agostino. Eboni K. Williams made an amazing debut as the first Black cast member. Tinsley Mortimer and Dorinda Medley are out, at least for now. The only thing that stayed the same is Sonja Morgan still running around her townhouse with a tribe of interns.
Leah McSweeney has also undergone a pretty massive transformation since her breakout season. She upgraded her apartment and her boobs, stopped drinking and is in the process of converting to Judaism. Quite different from her first season filled with drunken pool parties and ravioli throwing.
When Season 13 of Real Housewives of New York premiered, we once again saw Sonja Morgan living in her town house. It had been rented out before the pandemic hit, and Sonja had tried to sell it several times. But never fear–Sonja has interns, whose duties include drawing Sonja a bubble bath. That town house needs to go.
Sonja hosted a brunch for the RHONY ladies. Leah McSweeney brought newbie Eboni K. Williams with her. Ramona Singer and Luann de Lesseps, who have somehow become besties, confronted Sonja about not being in contact with them all summer. It is obvious that Sonja is going through a lot.
Who’s happy that Real Housewives of New York is back? I know I am! The girls looked amazing on the premier episode. Say what you want about these women, but Sonja Morgan, Ramona Singer, and LuAnn de Lesseps look better than ever. Leah McSweeney looked great as well, but I was most impressed with Eboni K. Williams.
Eboni made a statement in her first few seconds on screen, without saying a word. In the scene, Eboni and Leah walked through Central Park together for a chat and Eboni was wearing a sweatshirt with the names of the Central Park Five. This is the kind of perspective that’s been glaringly absent on RHONY for over a decade. Overall, it seems that Leah and Eboni have a nice energy together on screen that also translates to print.
If you are like me, you probably are anticipating Season 9 of Vanderpump Rules to be a bit of a snoozefest now that half of the cast has been fired or is entering an entirely new phase of adulting. Lala Kent and Scheana Shay are new moms who definitely are past their days of clocking in at Sur. Katie Maloney-Schwartz and Tom Schwartz are trying for a baby of their own, and I wouldn’t even be surprised if James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss were next. As for Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, let’s just hope they’ve at least bought some furniture during the past year and a half.
What’s left of the OG cast truly seems to have settled down from their days of Vegas getaways and back alley fights. But apparently, that doesn’t mean they’re going to hold back on the drama. Lala and Scheana Marie’s back and forth feud boiled over, with Scheshu claiming Lala was not being supportive during her miscarriage last year. Now that they’re both moms, they’ve apparently been talking strictly about mommy stuff. But it seems like this feud will have to come ahead as Season 9 preps for filming.
We’re nearing the premiere of Season 11 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and it looks like it’ll center around Erika Jayne’s mounting legal issues. Her soon-to-be ex-husband Tom Girardi is facing federal fraud and embezzlement accusations that led to him losing his legal license. And EJ is claiming to have no involvement, even though the timing of her divorce makes it seem like she was trying to protect her assets rather than expose Big Tommy for a cheating scandal. While it sounds like most of the RHOBH ladies will sweep the situation under the rug, the newest diamond holder Sutton Stracke will apparently be doing God’s work and questioning Erika about her involvement.
Tom’s been accused of embezzling unpaid settlement funds to hundreds of victims of plane crashes, car accidents, explosions and more, totaling more than $26 million. But how else was he going to pay for Mrs. Girardi’s wannabe pop star career for $40k a month on glam? Erika is not sticking by her man, even though evidence points that she might have been more involved than she leads on. The whole thing leaves a bad taste in my mouth, and Lisa Vanderpump’s too.